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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tearsheet - Globe and Mail

Tearsheet - Globe and Mail
Full page in Globe and Mail - Globe Life section, Thursday, June 30, 2011. The official count announced on site was 575 people (plus staff) doing yoga on Parliament Hill, a record. (Photo originally taken 19 August 2009)

Here are 2 other pano photos from that day:
Yoga Lululemon Record of 575 People
Yoga Lululemon - Paliament Hill Ottawa

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Copyright Infringement

Yes, it happens frequently. People take copyrighted images from the Internet and use them for their own (commercial) purpose. And yes, it has happened to me several times, and I know it will probably happen again, and again. It's done all the time from individuals to big corporations. Some accept blame while others defer the blame to an intern or an assistant, etc.  When confronted responses range from ignorance of what is or is not copyrightable, and just what is infringement. In my experience I just don't think that the golden rules don't seem to apply online. Pity.

I would advise to just use common sense and ask permission first - say 'please' and 'thank you'. It's free to ask! As a reminder, here is a 2007 post about my number one frequently asked question.  

And if you want to read more about a recent example about the consequences, check out this post by Andy Baio:

In compensation, they were seeking "either statutory damages up to $150,000 for each infringement at the jury's discretion and reasonable attorneys fees or actual damages and all profits attributed to the unlicensed use of his photograph, and $25,000 for Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) violations." After seven months of legal wrangling, we reached a settlement. Last September, I paid Maisel a sum of $32,500 and I'm unable to use the artwork again.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Greely Sunset

Greely Sunset
Greely, Ontario - 21 June 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Old-Timey Twins

the twins
Kelly & Megan
...really this post was just an excuse to use the phrase old-timey.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Wore Down T-Shirt

Wore Down T-Shirt
Warren Dean Fulton sports a Micheal Blouin book promo t-shirt for Blouin's latest book 'Wore Down Trust'. Blouin was the featured reader at the Dusty Owl Reading Series on Sunday 12 June.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Canadian Guitar Quartet

Canadian Guitar Quartet
I know, I know. There are six of them at the moment. ;-)
This was a behind-the-scenes moment at the end of their photoshoot last month at College St-Alexandre in Gatineau. A great bunch of talented guys.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Birdman Stoneman Incantation

Birdman Stoneman Incantation by Jim Larwill
A CD Release Performance
Sasquatch Reading Series
Sunday, June 12, 2011, 2pm
Royal Oak II, 161 Laurier East
Admission Free

Monday, June 06, 2011

Ottawa Engagement Photographer

Just a reminder that anytime of season is a great time to get engaged! Feel free to contact me if you require photos for mom & dad... and yourselves, of course.
Ottawa Engagement Photographer
Ottawa Engagement PhotographerOttawa Engagement Photographer

Wednesday, June 01, 2011


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